Not sure there is a good way to handle getting your things back after four years of marriage where you, he, and the household goods were in separate locations
Seems like the best way to handle the matter is a divorce and what happens to your TV will be determined as part of that process.
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You don't mention what state your husband lives in, and that is extremely important. You need to file for divorce AND ask the Court to grant you access to the former marital residence so that you can go in and see what is yours that was left there which is premarital. If he damaged your pre-marital television, that is a form of waste under Virginia law, but that most likely isn't going to be the applicable law. Please note in Comments what state your not-yet-ex is located in, so that the analysis can be made by attorneys who are licensed to practice in that state. Best idea may be to just write it all off, and get on with your life. I don't mean to sound cruel, but if you look at any of the local papers for comparable prices of your personal items, you may well discover that the cost simply isn't worth the hassle of trying to get those things back.
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You should meet with a local attorney about your case. You likely need to file for divorce and seek an order that no marital property may be disposed of until entry of the final decree of divorce.
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